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Chendamangalam Saree: Kerala

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  • September 24, 2020
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Chendamangalam Saree: Kerala

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Intellectual Property Rights

In news

  • The Care 4 Chendamangalam (C4C) initiative is supporting the 2018 Kerala flood-affected weavers.

Important value additions

Kerala Kasavu Sarees

  • It refers to the zari (gold thread) used in the border of the Kerala saree. 
  • The identity of the saree comes from the geographical cluster they are associated with.
  • The Indian government has identified three clusters in Kerala – Balaramapuram, Chendamangalam and Kuthampully – that have been given a Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

Chendamangalam Saree 

  • It is recognisable by its puliyilakara border, a thin black line that runs side by side with the sari’s selvedge.
  • It has extra-weft chuttikara and stripes and checks of varying width.

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